Shaker Heights Middle School Bands

About the Shaker Middle School Band Program

This year, there are 431 students at Shaker Middle School playing in one of the following bands:

8th Grade Bands

Symphonic Winds: This is the most advanced 8th grade band playing high school level pieces of music. It is directed by Mr. Pocaro and Mr. Hughes.

Concert Winds: This band is directed by Mr. Clemens, assisted by Mr. LeeGrand.

Concert Band: This band is directed by Mr. Clemens.

Jazz Ensemble: The Jazz Ensemble is a music enrichment class which meets daily during Raider Time after school and is directed by Mr. Pocaro.

7th Grade Bands

Symphonic Band: This is the most advanced 7th grade band, directed by Mr. Pocaro with help from Mr. Hughes.

Concert Winds: This band is directed by Mr. Crain and Mr. Hughes.

Concert Bands: These bands are directed by Mr. Clemens and Mr. Pocaro and band staff.

Jazz Ensemble- This band meets after school during Raider Time and is directed by Mr. LeeGrand.

Middle School Band Concerts
*All concerts begin at 7 pm and are held in the Middle School auditorium.

Band Concert I Nov. 15
Band Concert II Nov. 16
Woodbury/Middle School  Jazz Concert        Jan. 18
Band Concert I Jan. 24
Band Concert II Jan. 25
Jazz Fest Apr. 12
Band Concert I Apr. 18
Band Concert II Apr. 19

Contact Information

SMS Band Directors

Adrian Pocaro- Lead Director

Bill Hughes

Dan Crain

Jason Clemens


Shaker Middle School Band Boosters Rep 

Elizabeth Roeder
Shaker Bands Merchandise
Click here to go to the Shaker Bands merchandise page. 

The Shaker Band Boosters

 15911 Aldersyde Drive,

 Shaker Heights, OH, 44120